East Sussex Pension Fund forms part of the national Local Government Pension Scheme

The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is one of the largest schemes in the UK. You will receive a guaranteed pension income in retirement. Your pension is not affected by how well investments perform.

The County Council administers the Fund and provides benefits for:

  • East Sussex County Council employees

  • Brighton & Hove City Council employees

  • Five borough and district councils

  • Academies, universities and colleges

  • Public authorities and staff transferred to admitted bodies.

There are over 140 employers within the Fund and 85,500 members (at October 2023).

General information about pensions or about planning for your retirement, is available here:

DirectGov - Pensions and retirement planning.

Who runs the pension fund?

The Pension Committee

The Pensions Committee make decisions and take responsibility for management of the fund. They must act in the interests of all employers, members and their dependants.

This includes:

  • making arrangements for the investment, administration and management of the Pension Fund

  • receiving advice as appropriate from the Pension Board.

  • agreeing Policy Statements, and

  • deciding on the admission and cessation of bodies to the Pension Fund.

You can browse meetings, agendas, and contact details of the Pension Committee members.

Local Pension Board

The Public Service Pensions Act 2013 requires the establishment of a Pension Board. The Pension Board helps the Fund administer the LGPS and follow Scheme rules.

The Pension Board’s role is one of:

  • providing assurance in and governance of the scheme administration, and

  • helping ensure compliance with the code of practice issued by the Pension Regulator.

You can browse meetings, agendas, and contact details for the Pension Board members.

LAPF Governance Award Winners 2023

The East Sussex Pension Fund won the LAPF Governance Award for the year 2023. This is a testament to the hard work and service the pension team provides.

Find out more about how the Fund won the 2023 Governance award here.

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